2012 Fisker Karma- A Review

The 2012 Fisker Karma is a car equipped with the new technology that you would love to cruise. The exterior is stunning and the interior is lavish. The safety features are enhanced and the powerful engine can give an outstanding performance.

Automotive CEO and co-founder Henrik Fisker said,

“We are delighted that the TUV has confirmed that most owners will achieve a 50 mile range running purely on electric during their daily commute.”

Let’s have a look at some of its spectacular features.

Overview

The 2012 Fisker Karma is manufactured by an American company Fisker Automotive that is based in Southern California. The company realized the concept in less than 48 months. It is primarily privately funded, and raised more than $860 million in private equity financing since 2007. The company’s achievement doesn’t depend on government money.

Exterior

The engineering team has designed the advanced aluminum space frame. The four-wheel independent SLA (double-wishbone) suspension and the standard 22-inch aluminum wheels make it more demanding.

USP of Fisker Karma

With the world-class style and design, it is an advanced-technology vehicle supported by the DOE. In 2011, more than $100 million revenue was generated from Karma sales This luxury sedan meets the future fuel consumption and emission requirements thus making it suitable for any country.

Powertrain

This Electric Vehicle runs on two rear-mounted 201.5 horsepower electric traction motors that takes energy from the lithium-ion battery pack for up to 50 miles. The gasoline engine is mated with a 175 kW electric generator to power the motors. It runs on one of two drive modes i-e Stealth and Sport. Stealth Mode enhances the efficiency and the car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.9 seconds to achieve a top speed of 95 mph. While, the Sport Mode provides enough electricity and the let the vehicle to to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 125 mph. The total system output achieved is 403 hp. It gives 83 km/51.6 Mile Electric Range in the Technischer Ueberwachungs Verein (TUV) Tests.

Pricing and availability

The production of the Fisker Karma has been recently started at the Valmet Automotive’s Uusikaupunki facility in Finland with Fisker and is expected to be available at the starting price in the US at $102,000 before $7500 Federal tax credits.

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